grey vote

grey vote

or

gray vote

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the body of elderly people's votes, or elderly people regarded collectively as voters
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Council leaders have been advised to heed the grey vote ( and back plans to improve the lives of older people.
Gordon Brown once again proved he had the grey vote at heart after announcing he would guarantee the winter fuel allowance for pensioners for the next four years.
It might also be worth bearing in mind that the grey vote is 11%, so old people can effectively swing elections.
If the famous grey vote is to be swayed by cash promises, the Conservatives should win it.
Britain has an increasingly aged population and politicians are keen to capture the nation's powerful "grey vote".
Veteran actor Sir John Mills, 93, has defected from the Tory Party to Labour and will become Tony Blair's secret weapon in his election battle to help woo the grey vote.
GEORGE Osborne was accused of trying to buy the grey vote yesterday after announcing plans to extend the pensioner bond scheme.
I WAS interested to read David Williamson, your Parliamentary Correspondent's report 'Grey vote' vital to winning General Election in Wales' in your January 13 issue with its sub-heading Research reveals pensioner power'.
PLAIDCYMRUmade a fresh bid for the crucial support of the so-called "grey vote" yesterday with candidates pledging to stand up for pensioners.
Is the Grey Vote so important that politicians feel that they have to bribe one section of the community at the expense of others?
Chancellor Gordon Brown made the scheme a central plank of his Budget to win over the grey vote, but Tyne Bridge Labour MP David Clelland and Berwick Liberal Democrat Alan Beith are calling instead for a national free-travel scheme.
PENSIONERS in Huddersfield are issuing a challenge to candidates in the General Election as they push to win the "grey vote".